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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I wanted to get out of the city for a couple of days but didn't want to travel too far. Kawau Island was the perfect place, only an hours drive from Auckland yet seemed a world away. We were greeted by wonderful hosts who made us feel right at home. We explored the island on foot and...

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Northland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Best relaxing weekend away, highly recommend it if you want time out from the everyday stresses of kids and work! Lovely hosts, good food, nice walks and very peaceful. Beautiful place would love to go back soon!!

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Reviewed 9 April 2015

For our 10th wedding anniversary we wanted an island experience in Aotearoa New Zealand that matched the best of our many Pacific and NZ island experiences in the past. We thought nothing could match Stewart Island but Kawau matched for different reasons (Stewart Island is remarkable for scenery, flora and fauna). This two night experience treated us to Helen and...

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Cowes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We were highly impressed and would recommend staying here to anyone. Lovely views and ambiance, great food, superb hospitality, comfy bed and clean room, balcony and the peace of the Island. Pleasant local walks.

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Boulder City, Nevada
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The Kawau Lodge is in a beautiful serene setting overlooking one of the special places in New Zealand: Kawau Island. The Dave & Helen Jeffery treat their guests to a luxurious stay in a well appointed lodge. They are available to help their guests from early morning until late. Helen is an excellent cook and we had several yummy meals...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This was a very pleasant surprise for us - it's a place that you can choose to be private and enjoy the natural silence of Kawau's bush, or meet and share with worldwide travellers over dinner. I personally loved the mix - and Helen is an amazing chef - she's humble but her food is oustanding. They make a point...

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manuka, Owner at Kawau Lodge, responded to this review

Amazing review, thanks so much. It's always very reassuring that we are giving our guests a good experience. We love this island and are so happy to share it with other lucky people who come and stay.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2015

As usual everything with us is last minute … so after booking ‘at the last minute’ we were over the moon to step off the boat onto this unexpected piece of paradise! What an amazing place, if we could, we’d keep it all to ourselves and not tell anyone! Dave and Helen are both amazing hosts, and Helen should be...

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manuka, Owner at Kawau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your amazing review, so pleased we were part of your "stolen moment" and thank you so much for your generosity and sharing with us your weekend. Please come again when you can next escape the rat race. Kawau Island is so close to Auckland yet so far away. Take care and have a great year.

Reviewed 10 February 2015

Dave and Helen were the most warm and welcoming hosts. Both went out of their way to accommodate our late night arrival. My wife and I stayed here for the night of our wedding and the following night. Dave picked us up and we sailed across a sea of glass with an amazing moon lit sky. The following morning, we...

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manuka, Owner at Kawau Lodge, responded to this review

We were delighted to be part of your special day and so pleased the moon was shining and the waters calm for your trip across. Thank you for the wonderful review, so pleased that Kawau Lodge was able to create a lovely memory for you. Best wishes for a very happy future together.

Reviewed 9 February 2015

From the moment we were picked up until the moment we were dropped back off at the shore we had a lovely experience with Dave and Helen. The Kawau Lodge experience is unique to anything we have done in New Zealand on either the north or south island. The options available are numerous so you can tailor your experience to...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We arrived to a warm welcome from friendly,caring hosts. Their attention continued for all of our stay------nothing was too much trouble. Meals were delicious,using beautifully fresh ingredients and were presented with care. If you are looking for a quiet,peaceful, relaxing break, you could not do better. We had a wonderful stay.

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